Visiting Artists

MCBA’s in-person and virtual workshops in book arts are designed for adults looking to spark their creativity and professionals aiming to hone their practice. Our in-studio workshops offer hands-on experiences with specialized equipment and small class sizes, and often include a physical takeaway like a book, poster, or handmade paper. Virtual workshops feature processes that require easy-to-source materials and the opportunity to connect with artists from near and far. Our teaching artists—who bring a wide range of experience and education—thoughtfully balance lecture, demonstration, work time, and group sharing.

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Artist Panel: Shift-lab

with Katie Baldwin, Denise Bookwalter, Sarah Bryant, Macy Chadwick, and Tricia Treacy
Thursday, February 29; 6–7:15pm CT

Shift-lab is Katie Baldwin, Denise Bookwalter, Sarah Bryant, Macy Chadwick, and Tricia Treacy. This collective of five women artists—working across the United States—has produced print and book-based projects for more than a decade. Since 2013, Shift-lab has cultivated a collaborative practice through writing, curating, and making print- and book-based projects. In this virtual artist panel, learn more about Shift-lab’s collaborative process and the interdisciplinary work that seeks to find the intersections among language, sequence, structure, and narrative.
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Postcard Pocket Notebook: Collaboration & Exchange

with Shift-lab members Katie Baldwin, Denise Bookwalter, Sarah Bryant, and Macy Chadwick
Saturday, March 9; 9am–5pm CT

Exchange ideas, make new connections, and forge paths together in this collaborative workshop. Make an artist’s book containing language paired with mark-making exploration. Methods used for image-making are non-toxic, do not require equipment or complex setup, and are ideal for home studios and community engagement activities. 

Unlike traditional workshops, participants will be divided into groups and move from station to station, building their projects iteratively as they progress. At each station, Shift-lab members Katie Baldwin, Denise Bookwalter, Sarah Bryant, and Macy Chadwick will demonstrate relief printing, pochoir, writing, and bookbinding techniques with time to work with individuals on their projects over 90-minute intervals. Continue reading “Postcard Pocket Notebook: Collaboration & Exchange”